Korean War In Retrospect

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The Korean War in Retrospect provides a compilation of presentations from a conference sponsored by the Center for National Security Law and the John Bassett Moore Society at the University of Virginia Law School to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The conference brought together many scholars and participants from the war. They dealt with many of the historical matters related to the war beginning with its origins, while also dealing with the armistice negotiations, and the failure of the war as a practice of deterrence. However, the major focus falls on the nature and ramifications of the war and what can be learned from the results in the long term in regard to the practice of war and foreign policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761810735
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 6/4/1998
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Meador is Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Updating Note
Civil War of a Sort: The International Origins of the Korean Conflict 3
Commentary 37
The Korean War: A Case of Failed Deterrence? 45
The Intelligence Setting and NSC-68 59
The Good Theory and Bad Practice of Deterrence in Korea 65
Korea and Collective Security 91
The Collective Security Experience: Some Lessons from the Korean War 105
United Nations Collective Security: Its Once and Future Role 119
Limited Warfare and Democratic Government 131
Moral Reasoning, Limited War, and American Democracy: The Korean Warning 139
Intelligence Failures and the Political Objectives of the War 161
Reminiscences of the Korean Armistice Negotiations 165
Maintaining the Peace: An Assessment of the Peace Accords 179
Ramifications of the War 187
Concluding Remarks 193
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